Dr. Garant, Whitby Ontario Dentist
  Teeth Whitening

 

smile photoWhat is Teeth Whitening?

Tooth Whitening restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour. Don't be misled by unproved and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is only available from your dentist.

What Causes Tooth Discolouration?

Teeth become discoloured for different reasons:

Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is very safe. We use a product that has been proven safe when used under the direction of a dentist.

Is Whitening For Me?

Dr. Garant will evaluate your teeth and smile to determine whether whitening is right for you. In some cases a different cosmetic procedure may better meet your expectations, but whitening is a safe, fast and easy process that is effective for almost everyone!

We Give You Choices!

You can choose in-office laser-activated whitening for immediate results, or you can choose at-home whitening.

What Is The At-Home Whitening Process?

color match
First, we will make impressions of your teeth so that our lab can create custom whitening trays to fit your mouth. These trays will guide the whitening agent to the areas of your teeth that need to be bleached. We will record the current colour of your teeth to help you monitor your progress.
bleaching tray
Next, Dr. Garant will fit your custom trays in your mouth to ensure they feel comfortable. We will instruct you on how to apply the whitening agent to your trays and how to insert them into your mouth. You will take the custom trays and whitening agent home with you. Most patients wear the whitening trays at night while they sleep, but they may be worn during the day since the clear, custom-fitted trays are barely visible and do not interfere with your ability to speak.

When Will I See Results?

Immediately! Most patients see results after the first night. It will typically take from 2 to 6 weeks to restore your teeth to a beautiful white. The time it will take depends on the original colour of your teeth, how discoloured they were, and how frequently the treatment is applied.

How Long Will The Results Last?

The effects typically last several years. Many patients choose to "touch-up" their teeth every 6 to 12 months by applying the treatment for 1 or 2 nights. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth, like coffee, tea, and colas.

Are There Any Side-Effects?

Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity to cold, or mild tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days.